Waeco 80/110ltr fridges

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Am looking at a 80 ltr Waeco, there was a 110ltr fridge there as well. Pretty big fridge what are peoples experiences with them and would you go for the 110 over the 80 ???
Foxer
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Reply By: waveslave - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:44

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:44
Hey Foxer,

From my experiece, I would go for the Engel. You can get an 80litre COMBI which runs a fridge/freezer and has a real tough stainless steel casing. Nothing against Waeco, just know that Engel's are tough as nails.
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Follow Up By: Bill Li - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 18:04

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 18:04
they replace compressor in Engel under warranty 2 times and still problem so I sell cheap and buy the Waeco no trouble for 1 year
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Follow Up By: Member - Foxer - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:15

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:15
waveslave
have an Engel was looking for a second fridge and thought the Waeco was pretty good value for $$$.
Foxer
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:46

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:46
Have had a 110 for 18 months now and it goes 24/7 in the cruiser and it is a good fridge, same size and running gear as 80, except 80 is 100mm lower in height.
Can run a lot in very hot weather but it is a big fridge to keep cold.
If you are in the tropics I would buy a trailblazer as they have better insulation and a good reputation.
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Follow Up By: Member - Foxer - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:18

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:18
Pesty
the 110 is a big fridge, I thought for a few extra$ probably worth it, we are south near the Grampians so hot is not usuallllly our worry
Foxer
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:57

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:57
Will suit you well then, SWMBO has special diet so need to carry more from home and major centres sometimes.
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Reply By: Member- Peter & Mrs Peter, Lez - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:49

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:49
Have 110lt ourselves, great unit, it is slightly higher than the 80lt unit.Width and depth are the same. Fridge, freezer and dairy compartment, also the lid can be switched around depending which way you want it to open. Go the 110 if you have room. It is the same size as the 60lt Engel.

Cheers Peter and Lez.
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Follow Up By: Member - Foxer - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:20

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:20
Thanks for the reply guys
Foxer
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Reply By: Jimbo - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:31

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:31
Foxer,

I've got an Engel and would buy a Waeco next time. The 80L combo can be had for less than $1200 if shop around where the 60L Engel combo is $1700. In addition the Waeco can have the divider removed and run as all fridge or all freezer, the Engel cannot do this.

My Engel has been an absolute gem, but I reckon they're a bit like Toyotas, great reputation (well deserved), but overpriced for what they do.

Good luck.

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie- Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 22:26

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 22:26
Well spoken Jim,
I too am an Engel (ARB badges) owner; but only the 40 litre in the truck. Like Pesty, mine runs 24/7 in the truck and as I've said on here before, one of the features I really like about it is that I can plug the truck into 240v power here at home over night and the fridge automatically switches over to the house power source. I usually don't bother in this colder weather as the fridge isn't working very hard anyway.
I've seen Pesty's set-up and like the amount of space available in the 110 litre jobbie. We're a bit different though as we have a 3 way Electrolux in the camper trailer too, whereas pesty's 110 litre is his sole fridge.
I would get a Waeco next time if I can fit it in; but hopefully won't need to do that for many years.....
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Follow Up By: Member - Foxer - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:24

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:24
Jim

thanks for the reply I agree with your comments.
Foxer
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Reply By: Andy (S.A.) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 23:58

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 23:58
Hi Foxer
I was looking at the 80l but ended up going for the 110l it was just a bloke thing ! used it on three trip one of those trips was sitting in one place for a week in 38 C heat had to run the car twice a day just to keep the batterys topped up but it still kept the ice cream frozen for the kids. I have just modified the baskets
by making 4 out of 2 to stop all the digging around looking for stuff .
all in all very happy it
Cheers
Andy
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Follow Up By: Member - Foxer - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:25

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:25
Andy
thanks for the tips
Foxer
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 12:29

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 12:29
gday.
i got the 90ltr weaco great fridge till it broke.
weaco fixed it straight away.
i got mine from fridgeshop.com.au who are having a sale on 80-110 fridges at the moment.
me thinks if you buy the 80 lrt you will fill it if you buy the 110 ltr you will still fill it.
bigger is better apparently lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Foxer - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:34

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:34
Thanks for the reply Mrs Diamond
Foxer
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 19:15

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 19:15
Foxer,
I got a Waeco 80, no problems at all. Biger than i need really but always comes in handy if extra people come along. Very happy with it.
Cheers Angelo
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Follow Up By: Member - Foxer - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:32

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:32
Thanks for your reply Angelo
Foxer
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Reply By: -OzyGuy- - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 21:43

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 21:43
Foxer,
have a look at the Reefer "DR100" is a 100ltr fridge for only $ 999

Copy and paste from this link below.........

http://refrigerationresearch.com.au/DR%20portables_3.html

BD50 Danfoss compressor, appears to be a waeco look-alike with the same compressor and power consumption etc.
Can get other sizes also.
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